Sydney Activities & Tours: Australia

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3 Day Pittwater Escape

Take the time to fully explore this incredible paradise, on our 3 day tour of Pittwater and Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. The pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, hiking trails and breathtaking lookouts have made this a favourite playground for the people of Sydney for thousands of generations.

With a kayak tour and a boat trip included, this is a chance to get up close and personal with this gorgeous Country. Try wakeboarding or tubing, swimming, snorkelling, you might even see some seals. Pull into a deserted beach and let the worries of the world slip away.

The trip is fully catered, but you can choose to take advantage of some of wonderful waterfront restaurants on offer.

Camp in comfort at The Basin - Sydney's famous family campground, complete with showers and bathrooms. Or, stay at the YHA, or a fabulous waterfront Boat Houses.

All food and equipment is provided, no experience necessary, all you need to do is show up with a sense of adventure.

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From USD $327.90
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Hawkesbury River Kayak Adventure

Come & explore the unspoilt wilderness on Sydney's northern doorstep, just 45 minutes from the CBD - The mighty Lower Hawkesbury. See shipwrecks and waterfalls, hear the Indigenous heritage and settlers’ history – all from our stable and stylish double sit-on top kayaks.. The perfect way to experience this incredible Country.

Paddle past the towering sandstone cliffs, pull in to untouched beaches for a coffee, explore the waterfront communities where life goes by without roads. Take a short hike to an clifftop lookout with incredible views over the water.

Get up close and personal with this magnificent waterway, on a tour to remember

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See Details → Duration :4 to 6 hours
From USD $75.12
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Self-Guided Sydney Middle Harbour Kayak 3 Hour Tour by Single Kayak

3 Hour Self-Guided Kayaking Tour:

Paddling a single sea kayak is a fun and unique way to explore Sydney's Middle Harbour. Choose your own adventure, paddle to some of Sydney's most pristine beaches, get a glimpse out the heads to the Pacific Ocean, or glide past the lush bushland of the Garigal National Park while looking for wildlife in their natural environment.

The Single kayaks that we provide are very easy to paddle, smooth through the water and moderately stable.

The deluxe single kayaks are made of lightweight materials like Kevlar, or carbon fiber. Less weight means less resistance through the water, making them easier to paddle. They are all Australian made and well maintained.

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From USD $37.56
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Kayak to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour with Local

Come enjoy a morning sea kayak adventure on Sydney's beautiful harbour. No engine noise or fumes, just the sound of your paddle in the water and the sea birds squawking above! We'll experience the built environs and get up close and personal with many of the harbour's natural wonders and marine inhabitants. We'll paddle to the center of the harbour where we'll get some photos of you framed by the Harbour Bridge (I'm a professional photographer in my other job so expect good pics - no charge of course!) We'll then land and explore Goat Island (Memel in the local Aboriginal Language) before paddling back via Darling Harbour. Goat Island is closed to the public and landing is by special permit only. Your permit is included as part of the tour. After we're finished your welcome to have a hot shower before treating yourself to a great lunch at the famous Sydney Fish Markets a short walk away.

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See Details → Duration :3 hours 30 minutes
From USD $80.26
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Self-Guided Sydney Middle Harbour Kayak 3 Hour Tour by Double Kayak

3 Hour Self-Guided Kayaking Tour:

Paddling a double sea kayak is a fun and unique way to explore Sydney's Middle Harbour. Choose your own adventure, paddle to some of Sydney's most pristine beaches, get a glimpse out the heads to the Pacific Ocean, or glide past the lush bushland of the Garigal National Park while looking for wildlife in their natural environment.

The Double kayaks that we provide are very easy to paddle, smooth through the water and stable.

The deluxe doubles are made of lightweight materials like Kevlar, or carbon fiber. Less weight means less resistance through the water, making them easier to paddle. They are all Australian made and well maintained.

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Palm Beach and Pittwater Kayak Tours

Approximately 1-hour drive north of Sydney is the magnificent Northern Beaches. Make your way to Palm Beach to experience the beautiful sights from the water and breathtaking panoramic views overlooking Pittwater, Palm Beach, Barrenjoey, Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River. Kayak across the dazzling blue water of Pittwater in a single or double kayak and swim at a beautiful secluded beach with calm, crystal clear water. Bush walk in Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, learn about the history of the local area and explore Aboriginal Caves and artwork with your local and knowledgeable guide.

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Beautiful Sydney Sunriser Kayaking Tour

During our 28 years on Sydney Harbour, we know all the top spots to visit. We can explore many different locations depending on the conditions and we will do it in style by using beautiful Australian made lightweight sea kayaks (made by Mirage Sea Kayaks).

On our paddle, it is more enjoyable that we cruise at a leisurely pace, therefore you will only need a moderate level of fitness.

You will need to be at least an intermediate or experienced kayaker.

We do not recommend this tour for beginner paddlers.

Beginner paddlers should first start with our Middle Harbour Eco Tour

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Pittwater Discovery Kayaking Tour

Only an hour away from Sydney, explore bushland and beaches in the national park at Pittwater. Departing from our marina location on kayak, discover the sandy inlets, cliffs and gum trees of the western foreshore of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park – accessible only by water! Kayak around Scotland Island and drift down Salvation Creek past the mangroves, before paddling into secluded Lovett Bay for morning tea. Take in the tranquil surroundings while feasting on a picnic-style spread of fresh fruit and pastries. Choose to take a dip in the inviting waters or pop on your walking shoes for a bush walk among the gum trees. The destination? A hidden rainforest waterfall above Lovett Bay. Your experienced local guide will share in-depth knowledge on the region and its native flora and fauna. After a blissful time on the water, you’ll be ready to return back to shore with unforgettable memories!

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See Details → Duration :4 hours 30 minutes
From USD $78.25
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Guided Kayaking Eco Tour through Sydney's Middle Harbour (4 hours)

Enjoy a fully guided Middle Harbour eco kayaking tour while learning about the natural and social history of the area from your friendly and professional guide. Paddle through differing environments – from waterfront suburban areas to the remote bushland of the Garigal National Park.

Soak up the serenity while you enjoy a wholesome morning tea served at one of our favourite secluded spots.

The tour starts and finishes at Sydney Harbour Kayaks at the Spit Bridge, Mosman, only 8 km (20 mins) from Sydney's CBD.

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Beginner's Kayak Tour in Sydney - Gorgeous Aussie Beaches and Bays

This mini kayak experience is the best choice for those trying kayaking for the first time or if you are a bit nervous out on the water and  provides an opportunity to get yourself started in the popular sport of kayaking. You’ll learn some basic paddling technique and then follow this up with a short kayaking adventure (about 1.5 hours paddling at a leisurely pace) with a guide to assist you along the way. Runs daily!

Highlights include exploring this stunning Sydney destination of uncrowded stretches of sandy beaches, pristine bays and Royal National Park from the best vantage point around - a kayak!

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See Details → Duration :1 hour 30 minutes
From USD $44.14
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Pittwater Kayaking Birthday Party

Make this birthday party the BEST DAY ever. Kayaking on Sydney's Pittwater is a perfect birthday party for "tweens" - your 10 years, 11 years and 12 years old kids, and grown up "kids" of any age, and a great water activity in a outdoor healthy environment. Only an hour away from Sydney, Paddlecraft is located on Pittwater in the Northern Beaches, at the Bayview Anchorage Marina, just next to the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. A birthday party at our spectacular marina location is a great venue with views up to Lion Island, outdoor picnic areas, a café and change facilities readily available. This year, do something different and create a memorable experience you will never forget. 

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Paddle in Paradise - 4 hours Double Kayak Hire

Head out of the big smoke and down to the beautiful seaside town of Bundeena in southern Sydney for this fun beach and bay adventure! Bordered by stunning uncrowded beaches and sand-spits, lovely bays with crystal clear waters and the bushland of the Royal National Park, this area is a paddling paradise! Pack a picnic lunch and set off up the river aboard on of our stable and comfortable sit on top kayaks and stop off along the beach or in the national park for a break.

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From USD $72.23
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Sydney Double Kayak Hire on Pittwater - (2) Hours on Sit on Top or Sit in Kayak

Only an hour away from Sydney, hire a double kayak and explore the bushland and beaches in the national park from Pittwater. Departing from our marina location on kayak, discover the sandy inlets, cliffs and gum trees of the western foreshore of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park – accessible only by water! Kayak around Scotland Island, visit Elvina Bay or drift down McCarr's Creek for a wonderful two hour on the water activity.

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Sydney Single Kayak Hire on Pittwater - (2) Hours on Sit on Top or Sit in Kayak

Only an hour away from Sydney, hire a single kayak and explore the bushland and beaches in the national park from Pittwater. Departing from our marina location on kayak, discover the sandy inlets, cliffs and gum trees of the western foreshore of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park – accessible only by water! Kayak around Scotland Island, visit Elvina Bay or drift down McCarr's Creek for a wonderful two hour on the water activity.

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Southern Highlands Food and Wine Canoe Tour

This special and unique experience includes a canoe tour through a sunken forest, whilst enjoying champagne and canapes! A perfect combination of food, wine and wilderness.  (Our canoes are joined together to create a totally unique and stable canoeing experience).

We then transfer to scenic Mt Ashby Estate for a sensational 2 course lunch plus wine tasting. Our last stop is Cherry Tree Hill Vineyard where you get to sample some cool climate wines at the cellar door before heading back to Sydney or Canberra.

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See Details → Duration :8 hours
From USD $412.40